Friday, November 19, 2010


pH probe, the evening before it fell out.

The good news:

The ENT's office gathered enough data from the pH probe, even though it fell out a bit early.

The bad news:

The Nexium isn't getting the reflux under complete control. Nolan was showing pH drops while eating (which we saw) and also while he was sleeping.

The revised plan:

Nolan is going to have Zantac added to his medication schedule. Our medication alarm clock is going to work overtime for the little guy. He'll take Nexium 30 minutes before eating breakfast in the morning and again 30 minutes before dinner. He'll take Zantac at 7:00pm and again at 7:00am.

Second verse, same as the first:

Before doing surgery, we need to do another pH probe, to verify the acid reflux is being controlled by the two medications. We will have the pH probe placed on December 2, and will return the box on December 3. They will try to read the information from the probe as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, I am going to think alkaline thoughts. I deeply hope the Zantac helps control all the acid with my little GERDling!


TheSweetOne said...

Thanks for the comment you left on our blog! Hope the added meds help your little guy. It`s so discouraging to not be able to 'fix' it the way moms are supposed to...

xraevision said...

Nolan's reflux sounds pretty crazy. Unfortunately, I know all about it. X had extremely bad reflux as a baby and young toddler, which was somewhat controlled by two medications, but not enough, when combined with his floppy trachea (tracheomalacia, since you like the medical terms), to avoid blue spells. Thankfully, the traumatic events stopped a long time ago, but now his reflux is back and I'm crossing my fingers that it won't get worse than it is.

I really, REALLY hope for Nolan's sake and yours too that the Zantac does a good job.

rouchi said...

This reflux can be so horrible.I have gone through it and now my brother in law is and he is miserable!Can't imagine how this lil fellow taking it.

tammy said...

Thank goodness they had enough info ... big BOO to having to do it again in a couple weeks anyway though. Poor little fella. Hope these new meds help!